1. Sustainability Problem: High cost and disruptions to quality health care as a result of work-related injuries amongst nurses.
2. Technology – The Robotic Nurse Assistant
- RIBA, which stands for Robot for Interactive Body Assistance, was developed by RIKEN and Tokai Rubber Industries
- RIBA is a robot that is intended to work in nursing care situations were it would lift up a human into its arms, transfer them into bed, or a wheelchair
- RIBA does this using its very strong human-like arms and by novel tactile guidance methods using high-accuracy tactile sensors
- RIBA was developed by integrating RIKEN’s control, sensor, and information processing and TRI’s material and structural design technologies
- RIBA can over time be adapted for use in disaster situations as well
3. Organizational Stakeholders
- Nursing Homes
- Rehabilitation Centers
- Relief/Disaster organizations
4. Deployment of Technology
- Contact Riken to get a full understanding of the capabilities of RIBA
- Train Health personnel to operate RIBA
- Hold separate shareholder workshops with clinical staff and with patients to assess any apprehensions and address them before introducing versions of RIBA to the various organizations on a pilot, ahead of full implementation.
My comment on “OLLI – the self-driving electric mini bus” – post by (ms5584) MARIGSKO
Olli is a 3D-printed minibus, and it can be “printed” to specification in “micro-factories” in a matter of hours.